A PRECIOUS JEWEL is the second book in the GALS FROM MINTER series. Julie Weston is a recent widow and at a New Year’s Eve party she reunites with an old friend from high school, Devan Yates. Meeting him reignites the passions she thought died with her husband one year earlier.
JULIE’S FIRST INTERVIEW
1.) This has been a rough year for you. Do you care to tell us about it? Everything started on New Year’s Eve when my husband, Steve, died of a heart attack. I survived, but a year later I reconnected with an old friend, Devan Yates, I’m not to proud to admit we had sex. Just two old friends, or so I thought. When I went back to work after the first of the year, I learned some things I didn’t know about both my husband and myself.
2.) Just what did you learn? To begin with, another old friend, Jerry Gaines, finally told me the truth about my husband. I was shocked to learn he’d been cheating on me for years. What started as the worse moment turned into a life saver. I collapsed and was diagnosed with diabetes.
3.) You and Devan became close after your hospitalization. What happened after that? I took a vacation and when I returned, I found out Devan had asked for a transfer and left Minter for good. It was then that I decided to change my life. I learned I actually had enough money to live comfortably for the rest of my life.
DEVAN’S FIRST INTERVIEW
1.) What does transferring to Minter, WI mean to you? Minter is home. I grew up here and went to school here. My folks were killed while I was in college. After that I never came back. Imagine my surprise when I met Julie at a New Year’s Eve party. It brought back a lot of memories.
2.) You and Julie were friends in high school. Do you think you will be able to become lovers? I hope so. Back in the day we were called The Four Musketeers. There was Jerry, Sandy, Julie and me. Now all of us but Sandy are back in Minter. In high school I never thought of Julie as anything more than my friend. After New Year’s Eve, I want more, much more.
3.) When Julie returned from vacation, you were gone. What happened? My son was injured in a drive by shooting. I realized I had to be there for him no matter what the cost to my personal life.